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An Cala Cafe and Bunkhouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, British, Scottish
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Culag Square, Lochinver IV27 4LE, Scotland
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice range of savoury (local seafood, pulled pork etc) and home baking (cakes and tray bakes). Substantial, and reasonably priced.

Thank stuwest8
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in loch Inver over 4 days and had our meals here, food was excellent and plenty full prices were very reasonable, staff very friendly and obliging the place is spotlessly clean. There is a bunkhouse above which is well laid out and very clean ideal for those looking for somewhere to stay at reasonable rates. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank sailorman1949
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in after finding it a bit of a struggle to find somewhere for lunch, the restaurant next door only serve food in the evening, and surprisingly the large hotel nearby only serves toasties. Thankfully An Cala have a decent selection of snacks and meals on offer. The food we ordered was all freshly cooked, decent portions and good... More 

Thank RSutherland
Northampton, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was passing through Lochinver on NC500. I'd had a fantastic pie the day before at the Larder, see other review, and now needed breakfast. The lady was just unlocking the door as I arrived. For a full English(?). Great breakfast & coffee and as always free wifi. Deffo worth calling in for a snack/meal. Clean tidy and well presented.... More 

Thank Carlshirley
Bergen, Norway
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83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Set back off the main road a bit behind a football pitch this is a cafe specialising in teas, coffees and cakes - lots of cakes! Some mains to be had as well but whilst there we had tea and, eh, cake. Friendly staff, clean, pleasant. Good to visit for a snack if in the area.

Thank Iain M
Northumberland, UK
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

It was a bit puzzling to find a sign urging us "Howay In" about 7 hours drive away from where such language is common place. But having found the friendly couple who run the bunkhouse, we discovered two Geordies like ourselves far from home. Lovely cheerful cafe decorated tastefully in the Toon's trademark black and white. Beautiful cakes and great... More 

Thank Fraser_615
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 5, 2016

Friendly family run business. Great food cooked to order. Reasonable prices. Clean comfortable restaurant. Ideally situated by village green and harbour.

Thank Annie P
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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1,669 reviews
960 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 564 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2016

We called in here for lunch and were not disappointed. The menu is very extensive and covers breakfasts and a range of snacks and more substantial lunch dishes. We were very impressed that there were four vegetarian main dishes to choose from alongside jacket potatoes and sandwiches. The home-made chunky vegetable soup was delicious and so was the jacket potato... More 

Thank profjoypc
Georgia Coast, Georgia
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266 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016

My wife and I had a very good breakfast here. The food was well-prepared, and the service was very good.

Thank NewAdventurer2
Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

Popped in for a cuppa and snax after a longish drive. Served really quickly, food and drinks served quickly with no fuss. Spotlessly clean. Food really tasty and the smells from the food prep area were truly amazing! We liked it here but needed to press on. There was a herd of deer snoozing on the grass outside which was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Scottish
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Culag Square, Lochinver IV27 4LE, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Caithness and Sutherland  >  Lochinver
  • Phone Number: 441571844598
Newly opened cafe and hostel.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?